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Monday, 16 July 2007

Do you have Colukabki?

Someone sent me a mail that an engineering student has "Colukabki (caused due to excessive nabad and depression.)"

IT Bombay student Anupam Biswas 5th Year Mechanical Engg is suffering from Colukabki (caused due to excessive nabad and depression) a disease very rarely found (3 in a billion). His condition is very pathetic and the treatment is very expensive, obviously his parents are not able to afford his treatment. Yahoo has agreed to pay 1 paisa after each time this message is forward. So pls pass on this message to help.

This morning, instead of deleting this email (actually, deleted and undid delete), I did a Google search of Colukabki to find out what really is this disease, if there is really anything at all. Well, of course there wasn't. So then, I had to instantly send a really nasty reply to that jobless person (no offence meant, i don't have a job either)

I wonder why people spread such insanity to as many people as they do. I mean how gullible are you to believe that orkut or yahoo will deactivate your account if you do not forward the mail or you will win money, i-pods, or other goodies for simply forwarding an email. There is no tracker in the first place or an official id to cc or bcc the mail to, so how can you even believe such utter nonsense.

One might think, it doesnt cost anything so let's just forward it just in case it works. But, yeah anyone with half a brain will label you stupid, which i promptly did. I was also tempted to report this person as a spammer or make a rule that all mails from this person goes to trash but then i stopped myself. He might send something interesting about the taj or a truly inspirational power point or some trivia that i dont really need to know.
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